Near Eastern-Western Asiatic Gold and Glass Bead Pendant

$433.07

A fine Near Eastern-Western Asiatic gold pendant, featuring a large gold hoop at the centre which is further embellished by three glass beads in different hues of blue. At the top of the pendant, three discoid glass beads in blue, turquoise and green sit while below the hoop is another two beads, one of a cylindrical form in green glass with a small carnelian bead beneath.

Date: Circa 1st Millennium -5th century BC
Condition: Fine condition

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SKU: WF-38 Category:

Many grand civilisations inhabited the area of Western Asia in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity is witnessed by the very sophisticated precious metal crafting of jewellery. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold, electrum and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings.

 

Weight 1.7 g
Dimensions L 3.7 x W 1.2 cm
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Semi-Precious Stones

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